You probably wouldn't normally think of adding an herb to a jelly, but thyme and apples meld into an incredibly flavorful result. It's great on toast or biscuits, but also try it as a glaze for pork or chicken. Fast and easy to make in the microwave, but you can also make it on a conventional stove-top. Good for kitchen gifts.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
- 2 cups apple cider
- 3-1/2 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
- 1 pouch (3 ounces) liquid fruit pectin
Combine the apple
cider, sugar, and thyme
in a 4 quart microwave-safe bowl, and stir well. Cook, uncovered, at full power (650 to 700 watts) for 10 minutes. Stir, return to the microwave
, and cook until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture has reached a full rolling boil, about 5 more minutes . Stir the pectin into the mixture, return it to the microwave
, and cook for 1-1/2 minutes. Skim any foam off the surface, and pack the jelly
into sterilized jars according to the manufacturer's directions.
Yield: 1 quart
Source: The New Basics Cookbook
by Julee Rosso & Sheila Lukins (Workman Publishing)
Reprinted with permission.